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Default Gig report w/tons o'usual crappy pics! - 06-11-2009, 12:28 PM

So last night Crash Pad played a very fun show at my favorite venue in town. It's small, with only 4 or 5 employees/owners all together. Last night, of the 3 people working the place, I knew 2 of them for over 10 years, and the other for at least 5 or 6. The soundguy there is an ex-bandmate of mine from back in the mid-'90's (band preceding Crash Pad), the guy running door and the gal tending bar are in a band that's gigged with Crash Pad many times. So gigging at the venue is like playing at a friend's house.

Being the middle of summer in a college town on a Wednesday night, the crowd was somewhat sparse, though actually better than I expected given the conditions. My daughter Hannah, who's almost 16, came with. She really likes Celt-punk like the Pogues and Flogging Molly (as do I, which is how she found the music in the first place), and the touring band on the bill, Swaggerin Growlers (from Boston) play that sort of music.

First up was our bass player Ronnie's band, Audrey Rose. They play this indie-metal-synth mishmash with vocals ranging from Cookie Monster to a shriek that's probably supposed to be very goth/metal or something (probably tongue-in-cheek, as they have a good sense of humor), but just sounds like a very frightened 9-year-old girl. Which of course ends up being even more funny. Not my cuppa but very amusing and certainly entertaining nevertheless. Here's them, Ronnie plays guitar with them, and is playing the black SG (sorry about the grainy photos, couldn't find a digital camera beforehand and had to revert to plan B, the infamous disposable camera):







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Default Re: Gig report w/tons o'usual crappy pics! - 06-11-2009, 12:46 PM

Here's the Swaggerin' Growlers, really great band:






  
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Default Re: Gig report w/tons o'usual crappy pics! - 06-11-2009, 12:52 PM

These guys (and gal) were really nice, signed a gig flyer for my son who couldn't come to the show. The li'l girl is about the size of a leprechaun, plays penny whistle, fiddle, and iirc accordian. And sings like an angel. They start the set with her singing in traditional Irish a cappella style.





  
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Default Re: Gig report w/tons o'usual crappy pics! - 06-11-2009, 01:13 PM

Our set went pretty well, with the exception that our drummer had trouble hearing the vocals and my guitar in his monitor and as a result cut several songs short. We all more or less caught the gaffes, but it was still a bit of a pain.

The guitar cabs were mic'd, but I'd thought I'd taken the extra precaution of angling my cab towards the drummer. However, the pics show different, it's possible that the angle of the amp was changed (it's on casters) by someone moving it to get around it or something. Lesson learned-- at that place make sure guitar cab is positioned correctly so drummer can hear.

Other than those drum miscues the set went fine.








  
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It was great fun, had a blast. In addition to my daughter, a friend of mine made it out to the show, she'd seen my side band but not Crash Pad. Also my praise band director from church came, it was pretty funny seeing him drinking his iced tea in a bar full of ne'er do wells. He saw our show in April so at least he was prepared for the occasional lyrical f-bomb being dropped.





  
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Default Re: Gig report w/tons o'usual crappy pics! - 06-11-2009, 03:54 PM

Hey, nice shirt. The bassist has a nice shirt too. :bowz:

You look like a mad man playing that axe... Looks like fun!



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Thanks. Yeah, those shirts look like they coulda come from the same shop or designer, don't they?
  
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